May 26, 2010
by Jackie Bartz Tuesday, May 25, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The battle over killing wolves in a national wildlife refuge could peak next week. The state shows no sign of backing off of its plan to start shooting wolves on June 1, but the federal Fish and Wildlife Service says it will take legal action if that happens. Officials for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game say they want to work together to manage the caribou herd on Unimak Island, but the problem is that they have very different ideas about how soon they need to act. On the verge of extinction: that's how the Department of Fish and Game sees it. "The Unimak Island caribou herd is in a steep decline.
May 24, 2010
by Mary Pemberton The Associated Press Monday, May 24, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A federal agency is threatening to take legal action if the state of Alaska kills wolves inside a national wildlife refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that if the Alaska Department of Fish and Game proceeds with its plans to kill wolves on Unimak Island without a special use permit, the Fish and Wildlife Service will consider it trespassing and refer the issue to the U.S. Attorney.